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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 9, 2012 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best 'Day Jobs'?

I don't love the tune but It certainly doesn't rub me the way it does most heads. My beef with the tune isn't so much the message or that it was overplayed. I just think musically it's a ripoff of US Blues. More lazy song writing than anything else.

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Poster: Ed Watts Date: Apr 10, 2012 3:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best 'Day Jobs'?

100% agree with U.S. Blues rip-off-ness

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Apr 9, 2012 2:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best 'Day Jobs'?

You said it before I could . It just seemed like a quickly dashed kind of song, that Garcia could write in his sleep ( I guess he sort of already written it, as you point out ),I have no problem with the lyrics, I guess Hunter liked them . Maybe with a little more work... And something that always bugs me in other Dead Songs, is the lead out being the repeating of a phrase ("Shake it, Shake it Sugreee", "Driving that Train...", "Sure don't know what I'm looking for ..." etc .)., in this case "Keep your DAAAYY JOB..." , it just keeps going on and on .
Oh and good work Ed Watts , at bringing attention to a curious case in the Dead songbook .

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Apr 9, 2012 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best 'Day Jobs'?

REALLY agree with your last point... can't wait for that Deal to finally go DOWN!

There were so many times when they just didn't know when to quit. The repeating coda is a major weakness.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Apr 9, 2012 4:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best 'Day Jobs'?

Sometimes that sort of thing works live, when you were there . I remember the long drawn out show-biz ending to "Around and Around", in the late Keith & Donna era . It was fun then and there, but from the jaded ( and sometimes grumpy) position of having to hear that at every other show from say 78, it gets old . And one of the benefits of the big guitar solo that got tacked on the end of Deal in late 80, was better than the original ending, you refer to . Funny, I don't mind the repeat ending of "Might as Well," which is sort of muggingly goofy ("we'll be right back folks , don't touch that dial").